buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

  • Author: Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 tacos 1x


These vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw are BOMB. Crispy, breaded cauliflower. Tangy ranch. Frank’s hot sauce. Be still my HEART. 



For the tacos:

  • 1 head cauliflower or 16 ounces florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces (45 cups)
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • 12 ounces shredded cabbage or slaw mix
  • Avocado, sliced
  • 810 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Cilantro, for garnish

For the vegan ranch:

  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


For the tacos:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, garlic powder and almond milk, until batter forms. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, shaking off any excess before placing it onto baking sheet.
  4. Bake cauliflower at 450 degrees F until cauliflower is slightly browned, about 15-20 minutes, flipping over half way through.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, add baked cauliflower and hot sauce and toss to coat. Place cauliflower back onto baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is crispy, about 5-10 minutes.
  6. To assemble tacos, add ranch slaw, avocado and buffalo cauliflower. Top with cilantro, ranch dressing and Frank’s hot sauce.

For the vegan ranch:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together until smooth and creamy. Pour half of ranch over slaw and toss slaw until coated. Reserve the other half of the dressing to top tacos with.


  • To make this vegetarian, simply use regular mayo and cow’s milk where vegan mayo and almond milk are called for.
  • Recipe is gluten-free friendly. If you don’t need a gluten-free recipe, feel free to use all-purpose flour instead of gluten-free flour and flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: tacos, buffalo, cauliflower, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, ranch, slaw